âBag the Bagâ â Will Austin follow Brownsvilleâs Lead? The City of Austin Council is considering instituting a ban on plastic and paper bags through at their meeting on March 1, 2012. The bag ban could be implemented in stages over time. We had a lively discussion about bagging the bag in Austin with our guests
Christine Banks, Executive Director for Goodwill Industries in Austin, and on the phone was Art Rodriguez, Director of the City of Brownsville Health Department. The City of Brownsville was the first city in Texas to ban one-time use plastic bags in retail stores. Austin has some catching up to do.